Kapalua Golf Villas Resort

Kapalua is home to many luxury condominiums, homes, hotels golf courses restaurants and beaches. An inherent richness of beauty and culture embellishes what we know today as the Kapalua Resort.  Hawaiian Ancestors knew this area as Honokahua which represented one of 6 bays once ruled by Chief Honoapiilani.  Spread across 22,000 acres, Kapalua stretches from the tips of  Puʻu Kukui to the white sandy shores.  Kapalua Resort was once set among nature preserves and pineapple fields but today is a hospitality mecca.  Sullivan Properties manages several one and two bedroom vacation rentals at the Kapalua Villas which includes the Bay Villas, Ridge Villas, and Golf Villas @ Kapalua Resorts.

 

The Kapalua Golf Villas are a true Golfer’s paradise.  Complete with 186 units situated on over 15 beautifully landscaped acres, the Golf Villa’s parallel the well-known Bay Golf Course.  Most of these condos have panoramic ocean views and spectacular West Maui sunsets.  Villa configurations are in one and two bedroom layouts, ranging in size from approximately 1,100 to 1,700 square feet, including lanais in low rise, three-level townhouses.  Designed with central air-conditioning, covered carports and ample visitor parking, the Kapalua Golf Villa’s make for a perfect getaway the family will love.  Located on the property are four pools/recreation areas, barbecues, and a covered seating area for guest to enjoy.

 

Dr. Beach named Kapalua Bay the “best beach of 2018.”  This gem of a beach is located between Merriman’s restaurant and the Montage hotel. It once was the most popular beach for wedding ceremonies but with new County laws requiring permits, wedding ceremonies take place less frequently. No change to the fact that this beach is home to some of the best snorkeling on Maui!  Dr. Beach calls Kapalua Bay, “a perfect beach for swimming and snorkeling in the clear, azure waters that are protected by two headlands formed long ago by lava flows into the sea.” Oneloa Bay, more commonly known to locals as “Ironwoods,” is a wonderfully long, white breezy beach just north of Kapalua Bay and just below the signature Kapalua Bay Golf course, 17th hole. This is a favorite to surfers, body boarders and those who enjoy sunbathing without the crowd. Slaughterhouse beach, despite the unusual name is a secluded cove with beautiful clear Maui water. The accessibility to this location is by way of a long staircase that some may find difficult. The name stems from Maui’s historical past when the area was used for cattle farming and included a tanning/storage shed that were located along the cliff up until the 1960’s. The most renowned bay in Kapalua is Honolua Bay. This popular surfing and snorkeling spot hosts the World Surf League, Maui Women’s Pro annually. This contest brings some of the world’s best female athletes to Kapalua. Daily, you will find some of Maui’s most beautiful catamarans parked in the bay for their daily snorkel tours.

 

Kapalua is home to some of Maui’s best restaurants. Higher end spots like Merrimans, Sansei, the Plantation House Restaurant, Cane and Canoe, and the Banyan Tree are wonderful for any special occasion. Honolua Store, the Pour House and Taverna are a little less pricy for amazing tasty cuisine. Neighboring Napili town also has a selection of restaurants. Enjoy dining oceanfront at Gazebo or the Seahouse! Cultural flavors of a wide variety, a wonderful coffee store and more are available at the Napili Plaza along with a grocery store, Napili Market.

 

The hiking trails at Kapalua range from easy to extremely difficult! Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the Kapalua Coastal trail that extends from DT Flemmings, along the front of the Kapalua Bay Villlas and the Montage and ends near Merriman’s at Kapalua Bay beach. Used by many visitors and locals, one can experience the mountainous terrain of the Village trails.  This trail has easy loops for any level of hiking ability or more challenging trails for the avid hiker including an adventure to the “duck pond” at the very top. Stroll along with a cup of coffee or enjoy a brisk cardio workout! The many routes go through the old Kapalua Village golf course by use of the cart paths to create either an easy loop or a very difficult hike by. Either way, you will enjoy panoramic views of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean, Molokai and the coastline from Kapalua to Honolua.  The third trail available in Kapalua is definitely for the avid hiker who is looking for rugged terrain and a true work out! The Mahana Ridge trail begins at DT Flemming beach and is about 20 miles round trip up to the Maunalei Arboretum then back down.  Kapalua Resort once offered a shuttle to and from the top of the Mahana Ridge. Unfortunately there is no longer a shuttle and vehicle access is prohibited without a gate code. Should you attempt hiking this trail, be sure to bring adequate water, nutrition and pay close attention to the weather conditions.

 

Parts of the Mahana Ridge trail and the Village Trails come together annually by X terra which is a global brand that supports and encourages outdoor enthusiast. The constant pursuit of relentless adventure by the many athletes that participate in this competition is a feat of amazement since they had to qualify in other X Terra events to be invited to this triathlon! Kapalua Resort pairs with The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua annually to host this event during the week-long celebration. The event welcomes the community and visitors to participate in 10k, 5k and 3.3k runs.

 

Daily from 7a-11pm, there is an on-call shuttle that runs from the hotels, villas, golf courses and restaurants around the Kapalua Resort. This free, shared shuttle is a great way to see all that the Kapalua Resort has to offer. Typically it is suggested you call about 15min ahead of time and wait outside for the door-to-door service. If you are at any restaurant, golf course or vacation rental or hotel in Kapalua, feel free to ask an employee there to call on your behalf. This shuttle will not take guests to/from the Kahului or Kapalua airports. Kapalua Resort Shuttle partners with Speedi Shuttle who offers transportation to/from the airports. Feel free to contact the shuttle office for reservations for airport runs. The shuttle service center can be reached at 808-665-9110.

 

Every Summer, Kapalua Resort hosts the Kapalua Wine & Food festival. Once called the Kapalua Food & Wine Festival, this is one of the oldest festivals of its kind – especially on Maui. The event aims to provide local, national and international vendors an opportunity to showcase their wine, food pairings, products, recipes and even spirits are now invited. Once just a simple 2 day event, the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival now includes cooking demonstrations, lectures, wine/food pairings, winemakers’ dinners, a golf tournament, tennis clinics. The two major evening galas are The Grand Tasting typically held on the Friday night and the Seafood Festival usually held on the final night, Sunday. Hawaii’s most prominent chefs and world renowned wine makers and sommeliers participate in the 4 day event that brings in a total average of approximately 3,500 people to the event.

 

The Sentry Tournament of Champions was once called, The Mercedes Tournament of Champions and is held annually at the prestigious Kapalua Plantation Golf course. The par 73 course at the Plantation is known for being especially challenging with the daily Maui “tradewinds.” What locals call, “natural air conditioning,” these 15-20mph breezes are what keeps Maui cool year round. This tournament is the opening event of the PGA Tour season includes only professional golfers who won a PGA event the previous year. The tournament was founded in 1953 and continues today. Local charities have benefited by receiving over $6.3million since the tournament started on Maui in 1999.

Views from a new development called Mahana Estates include the West Maui Mountains, great Pacific Ocean and the famous Plantation Golf Course. Kapalua Resort features luxury homes that are mostly located within smaller gated communities. Pineapple Hill and the Plantation Estates are a few of the larger residences with in the Kapalua Resort. Mahana Estates is the newest addition to the Kapalua Resort and features 51 home sites spread across 125 acres and is currently (as of June 2019) still under construction.

 

 

Directions to the Golf Villas @ Kapalua (from Kahului Airport):

 

Take 1st left onto Airports access road. Keep right at the fork and continue on airport Access Rd. Stay straight to go onto Dairy Rd. HI-380. Continue to follow HI-380. Turn left onto Honoapiilani HWY/HI-30 and stay on this road until you get to Kapalua. You will pass the following on your let side as you head North to Kapalua: Safeway, Times Market, MDonalds, Napili Market. Turn Left onto Office Road, where you will see Kapalua sinage that will direct you to the Kapalua Resort Condominium Villas.

 

Golf Villa @ Kapalua -  500 Kapalua Drive  - Lahaina, HI 96761

 

 

Highlights

  • There are three, white-sand beaches within walking distance of your vacation rental.
  • Located in Kapalua Resort
  • One and two bedroom condominiums available
  • Nearby restaurants include Merrimans, Sansei’s, Taverna 
  • Napili Market conveniently 1 mile away for grocery shopping
  • There are four swimming pools equipped with gas BBQs, and a covered seating area.  
  • Free Wifi in the condo
  • Two world-class spas- Spa Montage and The Ritz Carlton Spa
  • Hiking trails
  • Kapalua Coastal Trail
  • Kapalua Adventure Center
  • The Kapalua Tennis courts
  • Two championship golf courses- The PGA's Plantation Course and The Bay Course
  • Free door-to-door shuttle within the Kapalua Resort area